Nancy C. Cosgriff, MA, DMin, has over 35 years experience in executive and life/work coaching, has participated in the New Ventures coaching program, in EDGES, a learning community for coaches, in the MN Coaches Association and in the MN Organization Development Network. Nancy’s professional career has always involved learning and development: she has taught in secondary and college levels, worked as a career/life counselor in a consulting firm, and has worked in the academic, non-profit and corporate business worlds as a leadership and organization development designer, consultant and facilitator. Her work included team building and personal development sessions for senior leaders.
Nancy is a principle of Third Age Partners and co-designer/facilitator of its “Coaching for Third Age Renewal and Response-Ability” program and co-author of its self-study “Grower’s Guide.” In recent years, following her own Third Age passion, she earned her doctorate of ministry on spirituality studies and now focuses on life/work coaching and facilitating personal spiritual development —especially for others in their Third Age—through individual guidance sessions, group classes and workshops. Nancy has designed and facilitated retreats for women through her business, Spiral Explorations. She is currently a faculty member at Wisdom Ways in St. Paul, MN, teaching in its two year program, “Transforming Soul and Society.”
Nancy is based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and as part of her Third Age journey moved to the country to live in the St. Croix River Valley where she hikes, canoes and writes poetry, always renewed and inspired by her connections to the land and water.
Melita A. DeBellis, JD, CPCC, is a life coach, entrepreneur and trainer based in beautiful Shelburne, Vermont. Her business is Midlife Unlimited. She is a former attorney and human resources executive who has made her own personal journey beyond the corporate world to a deeply satisfying vocation supporting individuals as they navigate their journey through their Third Age.
She is a former board member of The Center for Third Age Leadership and the co-author/facilitator of its “Coaching for Third Age Fulfillment” program. She is also a trainer with Associates for Training and Development based in St. Albans, Vermont. Melita received her B.A. from The University of Vermont, her J.D. from The National Law Center, George Washington University, and has been trained and certified as a professional co-active coach by The Coaches Training Institute of San Rafael, California.
Melita knows the fulfillment that comes from journeying through personal transformation and finding one’s passion. She finds that passion enjoying the natural world of Vermont with her husband Mike and their dog Chloe.